Law needs reason

Katrina Williams’ letter (Letters, February 1) is strong on emotion but short on fact. She says she doesn’t know whether the judge or the law society is more wrong for the acquittal of James Cook, and she refers to the ACT’s "out of touch judges&q…

Zoo cruelty

For over five years, David Hicks has been confined for 23 to 24 hours a day in a single cell at Guantanamo Bay, deprived of human contact, natural light and fresh air.

Years ago, similar prison practices in Australia at Katin…

Police move-on powers

CLA submission to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs inquiry into police move-on powers and related matters with a copy of the transcript of evidence.

Read CLA’s submission here and the transcript of evidence here (251kb PDF file).


CLA opposes any proposal for mandatory sentencing legislation.

Read CLA’s paper here (150kb PDF file).